DCC: Restriction of Vehicles from Parts of Jetty Street DECLARED

Received by direct copy from Lynne Robins
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 at 3:29 p.m.

From: Lynne Robins
Sent: Wednesday, 16 December 2015 3:29 p.m.
To: Karilyn Canton
Cc: craig.borley@odt.co.nz
Subject: Update – Proposed Restriction of Vehicles from Parts of Jetty Street

Further to my emails on the Proposed Restriction of Vehicles from parts of Jetty Street, please note the following update.

Council met on Monday 14 December 2015 and gave consideration to the recommendations from the Jetty Street Hearings Committee. Council approved the proposed recommendation and has declared parts of Jetty Street to be a pedestrian mall as per the attached declaration.

The declaration was been made under section 336 of the Local Government Act 1974. Under that section 336, any person may appeal to the Environment Court by 14 January 2016 or such later date as the Environment Court may allow. The Council would not oppose any request to the Environment Court by an applicant for the appeal period to be extended until up to 1 February 2016, but that would be a decision for the Environment Court rather than the Council.

A copy of the declaration will be published in the Council’s ODT noticeboard.

Thanks

Lynne Robins
Governance Support Officer
Dunedin City Council

DCC Notice of Declaration (Jetty St) received 16.12.15

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16 responses to “DCC: Restriction of Vehicles from Parts of Jetty Street DECLARED

  1. Gurglars

    Cycleways that people do not want to cycle on and pedestrian areas where people will not want to walk.

    As Bob Dylan sang

    ” When will they ever learn? When will they evveer learn?”

  2. Rob Hamlin

    The architects concept drawings supplied appear to be incomplete. They have left out the blowing ‘Maccers’ wrappers, graffiti, broken bottles, pools of puke and dog’s turds. It’s a cold and grim (but handy) little snicket that is away from anywhere. Why would anybody, other than those wanting to deposit the above items, want to spend time there?

  3. Elizabeth

    That’s a total cost $500,000 smackeroos to you Sir and your dog, female or otherwise. Think how many beneficiaries of this ratepayer largesse. Lawrie will sell them hooch in a brown paper bag.

    • Diane Yeldon

      $500,000 seems far too much to spend on what amounts to a bit of landscaping. I suppose they intend to dig the road up and then re-surface the whole area. Possibly with very expensive pavings stones like around the Octagon. These might look nice but can be hazardously slippery when wet or frosty.
      Don’t know why they don’t just leave it as it is, after blocking other traffic, and put a few pedestrian amenities (like seats and a few flowers in pots) on top. But the flowers will have to be hardy ones – like any pedestrians willing to mill about in this area.

      • Elizabeth

        A lot of cost in roadworks generally not just including repaving (some of which will include use of the Victorian-era cobbles recently discovered under the road at George St, Woodhaugh) – but conditions around access for emergency service vehicles and new traffic signage for re-routing are part and parcel. Street furniture, lighting, plantings etc. In a part of town that is not generally delivering benefit to the common good. All this Pet Project’s doing is taking energy away from keeping commercial operations going at George St, Octagon and Princes St. But do imagine the cost escalations due to the inexperience involved at DCC. It will cost more than $500,000 in the end at Jetty St/warehouse precinct (the precinct still does not exist in planning terms – not until the 2GP is fully operative).

        ### ODT Online Fri, 12 Feb 2016
        Tenders sought for Jetty St project
        By Craig Borley
        Tenders are being called for the first stage of the Jetty St pedestrian mall in Dunedin. […] “The longer we can give the contractors, potentially the cheaper the prices, given the other infrastructure work that is happening around town at the moment.” […] changes to the Police and Crawford Sts intersection to allow an alternative through-route for emergency services vehicles – one of the mitigations agreed between council and the Fire Service – would be at the front of the queue.
        Read more

  4. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Thu, 17 Dec 2015
    Plans for mall in Jetty St confirmed
    By Chris Morris
    Plans to turn part of Jetty St into Dunedin’s newest pedestrian mall have been confirmed by the Dunedin City Council. […] A public appeal process would now follow, with any appeals lodged considered by the Environment Court. If none were received by the end of January, the closure of the affected portion of Jetty St would follow almost immediately.
    Read more

  5. Elizabeth

    ### dunedintv.co.nz Thu, 17 Dec 2015
    Pedestrian mall approved by DCC
    A proposed new passageway has received approval from the Dunedin City Council. The Jetty St pedestrian mall is aimed at transforming part of the warehouse precinct. But changes are still a few months off.
    Ch39 Link

    39 Dunedin Television Published on Dec 16, 2015
    Pedestrian mall approved by DCC

  6. Elizabeth

    Sadly. $500,000 of ratepayer funds is about to be COMPLETELY WASTED on the part pedestrianisation of Jetty St. No appeals to the Environment Court were received for the Council decision. Tenders are about to be called to start this PET PROJECT of the council staff and their favourite heritage developers.

    Unconscionable.

    Read all about it in tomorrow’s ODT.

  7. Diane Yeldon

    The trouble is appeals to the Environment Court are unaffordable for most people. A cautious approach to ‘pedestrianisation” would be to just close the street to other traffic with posts and a chain and leave it as it is. And then see if this bright idea works or not.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Huh, that’d enhance someone’s cv.
      “Initiated and implemented pedestrianisation of Jetty Street (Dunedin, NZ) using posts and a couple of chains. See photos of completed project,”

  8. Elizabeth

    In a statement today, the Dunedin City Council said the development would “provide an attractive spot for people to relax in the heart of the Warehouse precinct”. (ODT)

    More bullswool for the Warehouse Precinct – who wants to live under the bridge with an eyesore recycling centre. Hohoho only neanderthal trolls could think of this. Not one balance sheet iota of Local Government PRUDENCE or FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY amongst the unproven protagonists.
    A Nice To Have. For The Few.

    THIS IS MONEY THAT
    SOUTH DUNEDIN INFRASTRUCTURE ISN’T GETTING

    Tue, 16 May 2017
    ODT: Jetty St work to start soon
    Work to convert part of Dunedin’s Jetty St to pedestrian use will start at the end of May. The section of Jetty St between Cumberland and Vogel Sts will be closed to all traffic, and the section between Vogel and Crawford Sts will be open to service vehicles only. […] The work will cost around $550,000 and is expected to take four or five months. Cont/

    F***ING INSULT TO ALL RATEPAYERS AND RESIDENTS OF THE WIDER CITY

    DCC is SLOW to reveal how FEW people live in the warehouse precinct. To say so would be TOO EMBARRASSING (answer my bloody LGOIMA) – but hey throw 500 Hundred Thousand Dollars of Other People’s Money at the BENT squeaky wheel, why not.

    ****

    Sat, 13 May 2017
    ODT: Inner-city recycling drop-offs
    By John Lewis
    Some inner-city Dunedin residents will soon have an easy way to drop off recycled material. […] Facilities would be built in Moray Pl next to the parking building at the bottom of View St, and in Vogel St under the Cumberland St overbridge. […] “Each site will be trialled for 12 months, during which time feedback will be sought from residents using the facilities.” Cont/

    LET’S BLOW THESE UP SOON (feedback)
    The bridge should stop the schrapnel flying far.

    ****

    Dunedin City Council – Media Release
    Jetty Street work starting soon

    This item was published on 16 May 2017

    Work to convert part of Jetty Street to pedestrian use will start at the end of May. The section of Jetty Street between Cumberland and Vogel Streets will be closed to all traffic, and the section between Vogel and Crawford Streets will be open to service vehicles only. The island on Police Street has been modified to improve access for emergency vehicles.
    The Dunedin City Council’s Team Leader Urban Design Crystal Filep says, “The pedestrianisation of Jetty Street is a bold move, and I’d love to see similar projects following in its wake. Beautiful heritage buildings frame well-proportioned streetscapes that are not always used to their full potential. We have an opportunity in Dunedin to lead the transformation of New Zealand cities.”
    With more people moving into the area to live and work, the design will provide an attractive spot for people to relax in the heart of the Warehouse Precinct. Many of the materials for the site are recycled and some have been donated.
    An outdoor room will be created under the bridge, with benches made from recycled concrete blocks and macrocarpa, complementing seating along Vogel Street. The area will feature a creative interpretation of bollards as concrete sheep, as well as bluestone paving recycled from old cattle yards, in keeping with the agricultural history of the area.
    Another design theme is the area’s history as a jetty. Cycle racks spelling out the word ‘JETTY’ will be installed under the bridge. Part of a ship built in Glasgow 100 years ago will be incorporated into a green wall and community notice board along the bridge abutment, which will link to a nearby community recycling facility. The recycling facility will have a steel screen stencilled with proofing symbols as a nod to the print industry that was well established in the area in the early 1900s. Planting will provide shelter and make the area more appealing, while LED lighting will give the area a lift and make it safer.

    The work will cost around $550,000 and is expected to take four or five months.

    Contact Team Leader Urban Design, Dunedin City Council on 03 477 4000.

    DCC Link

    • Hype O'Thermia

      “Work to convert part of Dunedin’s Jetty St to pedestrian use will start at the end of May.”
      A simple test of need for more “pedestrianisation” :
      count how many people are walking on the existing footpaths.
      Do people come from where they’re walking currently, just because another place has been “converted to pedestrian use”?
      Do they travel to pedestrian precincts to walk. or because they have things to do in that area anyway so they walk around to achieve these objectives?
      Do they choose a place to go for a walk for exercise (fitness) because it’s in a chilly windy space whisking traffic fumes from the nearby streets but at least it’s among beautiful refurbished buildings, or do walkers prefer suburban streets not far from home, seaside walks, town belt, botanic gardens….?
      Wouldn’t it be wise to assess demand for a change instead of cargo-culting as usual – build it and they will come?
      It’s not as if there aren’t rather a lot of other projects that approx 99% of ratepayers would put higher on the “necessary jobs, do asap” list.

  9. Elizabeth

    was that strong enough

  10. Elizabeth

    The piffle and hype is incredible. Bozos! roll up roll up to the Civic Centre – take your recycling with you, your used sump oil and half used paint cans, empty their contents liberally then go hide under Jetty St bridge with other citizen trolls on a dark winter’s day where you can freeze your balls off.

    The DCC-owned ‘academic’ concept evolves, seen against Google Street View, a frostbite blister of a place to ‘rest’ in, where’s the corrugated cardboard for blankets and South Chicago-style burning brazier to keep people half dead and abandoned…. unfortunately there are better bridges and cemeteries to doss at, not enough knifings, necklaces and street riots to make it truly interesting as an urban case study. The burgeoning mob of academics at DCC will be sad about that. Baaaa.

    [click to enlarge]

    ****

    Thu, 18 May 2017
    ODT: Work on pedestrian area to start soon
    By David Loughrey
    More than $500,000 of work to turn part of Jetty St in Dunedin into a pedestrian-only area will begin late this month. The pedestrian area has been planned for more than two years. It will include “a creative interpretation” of sheep made of concrete used as bollards and other nods to the heritage precinct’s agricultural, printing and maritime history. […] Late in 2015, the council voted to pedestrianise the section of Jetty St. This came despite initial concern about access by the Fire Service, and opposition from some residents because it removed a traffic route from the city towards the hill suburbs. Cont/

  11. Elizabeth

    Received.

    From: [DCC Governance Support]
    Sent: Friday, 19 May 2017 9:35 a.m.
    To: Elizabeth Kerr
    Subject: Response to request 301886

    19-May-2017

    Elizabeth Kerr

    Dear Ms Kerr,

    Official information request for 579193, KERR, WAREHOUSE PRECINCT

    I refer to your official information request dated 23-March-2017 for the following information:

    Does the DCC hold on file any recent estimate or analysis (within the last 5 years) of
    1. the number of individual businesses,
    2. the number of workers,
    3. the number of apartments (permanent and short stay), and
    4. the number of residents or households in the area known as the Warehouse Precinct (which includes those street areas already budgeted for amenity improvements such as Bond St and the laneway off Bond St running parallel to Princes St with two minor alleyways onto Bond St).
    Opinion: Word on the street within the Warehouse Precinct is that few people are currently living and working there relative to the currently budgeted DCC project spend (on a per capita basis). Large numbers of people have not been drawn to the area to live and work since redevelopment of the precinct commenced. Dynamic and successful tenanting continues to be a hard fought process. Can DCC provide official information (facts or estimates) to confirm or deny the above claim/opinion – in order to justify
    5. the continuing programmed spend for the Warehouse Precinct (stages 2 & 3), and
    6. any further DCC amenity and infrastructure spend associated with the proposed redesign of SH1 through the area to Queens Gardens, in order to accommodate any NZTA project for same (such as reinstating two-way streets).
    Opinion: Amenity improvement spending by DCC for a low population area which observably fails to attract high visitor numbers daily (24/7) is highly questionable and suggests an unwelcome degree of ‘capture’ by certain ‘localised stakeholders’ whereby public funds are not being expertly prioritised for critical high traffic areas in the CBD such as parts of George St, Stuart St, Moray Place, Princes St and Frederick St. This is the undeniable result of poor staffing and executive management as well as poor political representation at DCC.

    The attached information has been supplied to me by Nicola Pinfold, Group Manager Community and Planning. If you have any further questions about the information you can contact her on the council number or via her PA Anna.Nguyen @dcc.govt.nz.

    Regards

    Governance Support Officer
    Dunedin City Council

    █ Attachment: LGOIMA warehouse precinct investment (2)[2305843009237457557]

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